What Civ & 1830 players prefer
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If you're like me, you found a certain perfection in some of Tresham's designs. Although both extremely lengthy, you never turn down a chance to play. Well, these two titles have aquired many 10's in the rating game. So, for folks that have rated both a 10, what do they prefer to play?

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Civilization: 77 folks rated this a 10
1830: 44 folks rated this a 10
7 folks rated both a 10 (this is the target group)
an additonal 5 counting ACiv and Western Exp (this is also part of the target group)

minimum sampling to get on this list will be 20% or 5 people of the target group (whichever is greater) rating the title.

Ties will be split based on overall BGG rankings

Since this wasn't as straight forward to put together as I'd hoped, I have not sorted the list by resulting rank. Instead, I've flagged the top 7 finishers and just left in the stats for the rest.

Note that some entries were left on the list when at least one of the 12 folks rated all three a 10 (too few in the target group to limit the results to 5 agreeing).
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1. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:164]
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44 folks rated 1830 a 10
7 of these rated Civ a 10 as well
 
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2. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:225] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
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78 folks rated Civ a 10
7 of these rated 1830 a 10 as well
 
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3. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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Even though there are split views (and some extreme split views) regarding Civ .vs. ACiv, I'll be generous here and include ACiv as part of the base as well.

34 folks who rated Civ a 10, rated ACiv a 10
5 folks who rated 1830 a 10, rated ACiv a 10

12 folks rated 1830 and either Civ, ACiv, Civ W. Exp a 10
 
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4. Board Game: 1856: Railroading in Upper Canada from 1856 [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:865]
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5 1830 folks rated 1856 a 10


It's not about the trains.
 
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5. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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11 1830 folks rated Puerto Rico a 10
14 Civ folks rated Puerto Rico a 10
3 folks rated all three a 10

3 out of 12 and an overall ranking of 1

Rated: 1st - Highly Recommended
 
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6. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:415] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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5 1830 folks rated Chess a 10
9 Civ folks rated Chess a 10
1 person rated all three a 10

1 out of 12 and an overall ranking of 172

Rated: 7th - Recommended
 
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7. Board Game: 1870: Railroading across the Trans Mississippi from 1870 [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:1174] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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6 1830 folks rated 1870 a 10


It's definately not about the trains.
 
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8. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:801]
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5 1830 folks rated Cosmic Encounter a 10
7 Civ folks rated Cosmic Encounter a 10

Nice game but those that think CE is worthy of a 10 don't find Civ & 1830 worthy of a 10

Rated: Worth Considering
 
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9. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
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5 1830 folks rated Go a 10
5 Civ folks rated Go a 10
3 folks rated all three a 10

3 out of 12 and an overall ranking of 11

Rated: 2nd - Highly Recommended
 
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10. Board Game: Catan: Cities & Knights [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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6 Civ folks rated Cities & Knights of Catan a 10
 
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11. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:215]
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6 Civ folks rated Dune a 10
2 folks rated all three a 10

2 out of 12 and an overall ranking of 47

Rated: 4th - Strongly Recommended
 
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12. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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11 Civ folks rated Settlers a 10
1 folks rated all three a 10

1 out of 12 and an overall ranking of 7

Rated: 5th - Recommended
 
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13. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:207]
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8 Civ folks rated Aquire a 10
 
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14. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:501]
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7 Civ folks rated Diplomacy a 10
 
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15. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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7 Civ folks rated Euphrates & Tigris a 10
2 folks rated all three a 10

2 out of 12 and an overall ranking of 2

Rated: 3rd - Strongly Recommended
 
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16. Board Game: Catan Card Game [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:736]
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5 Civ folks rated Settlers Card Game a 10
1 person rated all three a 10

1 out of 12 and an overall ranking of 170

Rated: 6th Recommended
 
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17. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:336]
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5 Civ folks rated Robo Rally (and 5 for Robo Rally Armed & Dangerous) a 10
 
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18. Board Game: History of the World [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:597]
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9 Civ folks rated History of the World a 10
 
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19. Board Game: Catan: Seafarers [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
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5 Civ folks rated Seafarers of Catan a 10
 
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